Journal of Aging Research / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Prevalence of Frailty Indicators and Association with Socioeconomic Status in Middle-Aged and Older Adults in a Swiss Region with Universal Health Insurance Coverage: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Table 1

Participants’ characteristics overall and by type of frailty indicator present, Bus Santé study, Geneva 2006–2010, = 2,930.

Participant characteristicAll

100%
Weakness

13.8%
Exhaustion

7.0%
Shrinking

6.3%
Low activity

18.3%

Age, years, mean (SE)60.0 (0.1)72.8 (0.1)58.5 (0.5)60.9 (0.6)63.4 (0.3)
Age 50–65 years (%)73.60.07.65.714.4
Age ≥ 65 years (%)26.452.25.47.729.0
Women (%)51.054.266.161.553.6
Swiss nationality (%)78.879.476.974.779.0
Education level (%)
 Low 15.623.916.825.717.8
 Middle 45.547.441.844.146.0
 High38.928.741.430.336.2
Household income (%)
 <499922.747.635.735.828.5
 5000–949941.938.832.436.638.8
 >950035.413.731.927.632.6
Hypertension (%) 47.570.253.449.953.1
Diabetes (%)6.69.18.68.17.3
Myocardial infarction (%)2.44.92.03.22.5
Angina pectoris (%)2.74.95.44.42.9
Arterial obstruction (%)2.95.68.14.62.7
Current smoker (%)15.99.819.527.917.4
Body mass index, kg/m2, mean (SE)26.1 (0.2)26.4 (0.2)28.0 (1.5) 24.9 (0.4) 24.7 (0.6)
Waist-to-hip ratio, mean (SE)0.88 (0.00)0.90 (0.00)0.87 (0.01)0.86 (0.01)0.87 (0.01)
Serum total cholesterol, mmol/L, mean (SE)5.63 (0.02)5.58 (0.04)5.59 (0.07)5.51 (0.07)5.60 (0.04)
Serum HDL cholesterol, mmol/L, mean (SE)1.45 (0.01)1.47 (0.02)1.43 (0.03)1.48 (0.03)1.50 (0.02)
Serum triglycerides, mmol/L, mean (SE)1.31 (0.02)1.24 (0.02)1.43 (0.08)1.30 (0.07)1.27 (0.03)

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